I have looked at the definition of the phrase my ass, and the definition is

"used to convey that one does not believe something that has just been said"

Could I please get some examples of how the phrase my ass is used in a conversation?

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    Quite literally...Joe says, "I just won the Nobel Peace Prize!" Bob says, "My ass, you did!" – Kristina Lopez Sep 28 '16 at 19:01
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    Don't use it. It's incredibly rude. – tchrist Sep 28 '16 at 19:05
  • Let me give you an example. If someone said "I have a car", but then someone else says "Car, my ass!", would that dialogue make sense? – GFD1998 Sep 28 '16 at 19:27
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    Various parts of one's anatomy may be referenced to express disbelief. The sample size is really too small to draw any conclusions, but Google Books has 6 instances of Luxury, my foot!, 5 of ...my ass!, and just 4 of ...my eye! Personally, I'd have thought the relative popularities would be the precise opposite of that, but they all sound a bit dated to me anyway. Whatever - it's all just POB, and I agree with @tchrist. – FumbleFingers Sep 28 '16 at 20:54

"My ass"

"My Foot"

"My left nut"

These are all emphatic ways, using a body part, to question the veracity of a speakers claim. The more "offensive the body part, the more emphatic the refutation of the speakers claim.

Refer to the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idiom:


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